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Video: My top tips for topstitching

Sewing great looking topstitching can be tricky, so in this video sewing tutorial I share my top tips for achieving good results when you use this sewing technique.

Topics covered in this video:
  • Picking the right thread
  • Using the right needle
  • What sort of thread to use in the bobbin, including tips for sewing with thick thread in the bobbin.
  • How to use the blind hem presser foot for sewing straight stitches
  • Using double threads for topstitching
  • The importance of having your machine in good condition
  • And lots of other tidbits on the topic of topstitching

Also in the video I accidentally reveal that I can’t make the distinction between left and right instantly. I try and try but it’s so hard and now I think it’s too late to learn, my brain just can’t process it!

Anyways now I’m curious, what are your tricks and tips for topstitching? Please share in the comments!


  • Susan
    September 26, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Great information. Thanks so much!

    • Johanna
      September 26, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      You’re welcome. Happy to hear that you appreciated the info!

  • PsychicSewerKathleen
    September 26, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Another great video Johanna! As always I learned such useful tips from you 😉 I appreciated so much of what you say – types of threads and actually seeing the differences in the results in your sample was wonderful.

    • Johanna
      September 27, 2016 at 7:19 am

      Great to hear! And yes different kind of threads definitely changes the look, I had never done a comaparsion sample before either so it was interesting to see

  • Anne
    September 27, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Nice and very informative! I like the two-thread method you show and using the blind hem foot to help guide the topstitching is a good tip! Thank you for sharing!

    • Johanna
      September 27, 2016 at 7:21 am

      Yeah the two thread version really creates a nice thicker looking stitch. I use that one a lot!

  • Kathryn Brown
    October 2, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Your lesson was clear and easy to follow. Well done!

    • Johanna
      October 2, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Thank you! 🙂


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